Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

January 15, 2022
“By taking away this sort of activity, you would remove the fear that members of Congress will introduce particular pieces of legislation or oppose them for some personal financial concern,” says Ben Edwards, an expert on securities law and professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.
Daily Beast
January 14, 2022
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene invested in Treasury bills right around a time of uncertainty about the debt ceiling—uncertainty that Greene helped foment. The investment paid off.
January 14, 2022
Last September, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for a shutdown to stop government spending. Four days later, she lent the government money.
January 13, 2022
Last week’s unprecedented victory for an investor in his Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration dispute with Robinhood was achieved, at least in part, by having lawyers experienced with securities cases representing him and the decision to claim the firm was guilty of “negligent liquidity management,” according to a legal expert and one of the attorneys who represented Batista.

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